A non-partisan advocacy organisation, the Unity Advocacy Group (UAG), has lauded the Armed Forces of Nigeria for its sacrifices and the noble role of keeping the country united.
In an Independence message Friday night, UAG said inspite challenges confronting the nation, officers and men of the AFN have been a major factor that keeps binding the country together.
While urging Nigerians to keep hope alive, UAG said its investigation revealed that the promise made by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. LEO Irabor that Nigerians will soon rejoice over the security disposition is coming to pass with massive successes in the various theatres of operations.
The statement signed by UAG Convener, Ifeanyi Aigbedion said the current security challenges in the country further reveal the level of sacrifices the military will make to strengthen national unity.
According to UAG “President Muhammadu Buhari even confirmed the successes of ongoing military operations during recently.
“We are proud of what our military are doing across the country. Bandits, terrorists and economic saboteurs have received the message that Nigeria is not safe for them. That is why you see them surrendering enmass.
“Most importantly, we at UAG are glad that the Chief of Defence Staff has personally taken interest in the anti-bunkering operations in the Niger Delta region and other oil producing areas.
“As we mark 62 years of nationhood, we have no option but to come together and fight the enemies of the country. Those who don’t want us to live in peace must reap reward for the evil seed they sow.
“We at UAG wish the CDS and entire Armed Forces of Nigeria a happy Independence celebration,” the group added.